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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Naticidae
Pink moon snail
Naticarius zonalis
Family Naticidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This moon snail with a pretty pink and white body is sometimes encountered on some of our shores near and among seagrass meadows.

Features: 2-3cm. Shell thick spherical (not flat) with the spiral tip sticking out a little. Shell plain orangey brown sometimes with smudged bars and faded stripes near the spiral. On the underside, a shallow depression. Operculum is chalky, white with fine regular grooves. Foot transparent with a white margin and a pattern of white bars and red spots, front part of the body densely covered with tiny orangey pink spots. Short pink or orange tentacles.

Changi, Jul 06

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 08

A tiny one (about 1cm).
Labrador, Sep 09

Changi, Jul 06

Changi, Jul 06

Cyrene Reef, Jul 10

Pink moon snails on Singapore shores

Photos of Pink moon snails for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Chek Jawa, Jun 14

Photo shared by Rene Ong on facebook.
   

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